The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • Part-time students will be obligated to complete their requirements within five calendar years from the date of their initial registration.
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A four-year undergraduate degree equivalent in a humanities, social science, health, engineering, natural science, environmental science, or business discipline with an overall average of at least 75% in the last two years.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Required courses:
      • SUSM 601 Foundations for Sustainability Management (Fall)
      • SUSM 602 Theories and Concepts of Sustainability Management (Fall)
      • SUSM 603 Research Methods for Sustainable Management (Winter)
      • SUSM 605 Thesis development (Winter)
    • Elective courses: students must complete 2 elective courses from the following list:
      • SUSM 620 Business Operations and Sustainability
      • SUSM 630 Enterprise Marketing and Social Accountability
      • SUSM 640 Strategy for Sustainable Enterprises
      • SUSM 650 Environmental Finance
      • ENBUS 621 Enterprise Carbon Management
      • ENBUS 622 Product Life Cycle Assessment
      • ENBUS 632 Sustainability Reporting
      • ENBUS 642 Stakeholder Engagement, Collaborations and Partnerships
      • INDEV 602 International Development ‐ Theory and Practice
      • INDEV 604 Sustainable Cities
      • INDEV 605 Economics for Sustainable Development
      • INDEV 606 Energy and Sustainability
      • INDEV 607 Management for Sustainability
      • INDEV 608 Water and Security
      • INDEV 616 Urban Food Security
      • LED 611 Industrial Location Theory and concepts
      • LED 612 Land Development Planning
      • LED 613 Regional Development Principles and Practices
      • LED 615 Community Economic Development
      • LED 619 Regional Planning, Economic and Investment Analysis
      • LED 688 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
    • Note: 1 elective course should be taken in the Fall term and 1 should be taken in the Winter term.
    • Students may request permission from the SEED Graduate Advisor to enroll in elective courses in other graduate courses that will complement their program of study. Permission must also be granted by the department or program in which the courses are offered.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Master’s Thesis
    • The thesis should demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct original research under the guidance of a faculty member. Furthermore a successful thesis in the program demonstrates knowledge of existing research within the area of inquiry, the development of a sound research question and the ability to apply appropriate methods. The results of research should be original and contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the selected field. The thesis should be approximately 100 pages.